The Igbo Day of Mourning will now take place on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, as announced by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
The change of occasion is coming from the backdrop of a slight adjustment the group made at the last minute by cancelling the earlier scheduled Igbo Day Celebration for the new programme.
Yesterday, the programme update was announced in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Temple Chika, with the name “Ozoemena” as the event’s theme.
According to the statement, the group informed its members that “All Igbos, both home and in the diaspora, about the cancellation of 2021 IGBO DAY slated previously to hold in Enugu and Awka, Anambra State, respectively, on September 29th 2021.”
Ohanaeze urged its members to observe the World Igbo Day of Mourning to remember the Igbo Martyrs, especially those whose lives were cut short at their prime.
The group noted that many of its members and the Igbo people lost their lives to security operatives, herders, Obigbo/Orlu massacres, killings in the North by Boko Haram, and banditry among others.